Man manages to graduate from university at 72 and goes viral

for many students Graduating is an important part of your educational preparation.a, however, some do not have the opportunity to complete their studies. Such is the case of Sam Kaplan, a 72-year-old man, who managed to graduate with a degree in film studies at a Lawrenceville College in Georgia.

According to Fox News, Kaplan would have finished high school in 1969, Four years ago he decided to resume his studies at the Georgia Gwinnett College in 2019, after being off campus for 50 years.

“I was driving down the road and I heard on the radio what were they offering this title,” Kaplan told FOX 5 Atlanta. «The next exit it was collinsville so i walked out and five minutes later i was signing up for class.

The facts were disseminated through social networks where it shows Kaplan receiving his degree with a group of students, while in another photograph The elderly man is shown with his proud 98-year-old mother, while the woman holds his college degree.

Kaplan indicated that one of the reasons why he decided to resume his studies was because He has always liked to write. but they were missing the basics of scriptwriting.

A challenge

“I’ve always liked writing, I love to tell stories. I thought I could turn my stories into scripts, but I needed to have the base of what to do”.

Although at first he faced some difficulties in resuming his studies noted that the results were gratifying. He graduated summa cum laude With specialization in film and media arts and plans to write more screenplays in the future.

“It was a challenge. learn to study again and interact with the students but in the end it was a lot of fun,” Kaplan said. “I am very excited and i feel proud myself for doing this.”

For his part, Kalpan’s mother, Virginia Kalpan who was present at graduation ceremony, she said she was very proud of her achievement.

“I’m very proud of him,” she told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “He had many challenges, but he persevered, and I’m very happy delighted and very, very proud.”